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this is that the original stevensons--there were seven brothers, who came to the united states in the 18th century so when they multiply, then you have legions and legions of stevensons who live all across the country now. c-span: where did they come from? >> guest: well, they came originally from scotland, from the lowlands in scotland and life got pretty dour and tough over there so then they went to scotland--excuse me, to ireland, and they're part of this big migration that comes to the united states in the 18th century; comes into pennsylvania and then works its way by means of the great philadelphia road down into the south. and each generation moves on. i mean, this is a really american story, this scots-irish migration. and then these people in turn populate areas of the south. and in a critical decision for the stevensons when they were living in kentucky, they chose to move into the free state of illinois. and, of course, their family history would have been entirely different had they stayed in the south, or even gone farther west into slave-holding states. c-span: what are we seeing right here
million commercials are designed and aired in the united states at a cost of more than $21 billion." >> guest: i'm very impressed by that. i must have been quoting someone else. c-span: there is, i think, a footnote in there. what are your own television habits? >> guest: i once wrote an article called "confessions of a c-span addict." i am a c-span addict, like many people; more people than you might think. i have it on almost all the time. him i'm a david letterman fan. i watch david letterman a lot. him him him him because i have a 10-year-old daughter who is in love with "beverly hills 90210" and i have to stay in touch with the sitcom, i watch "90210" him him him him and sparingly from time to time. public affairs, of course, i him watch as much as i can, and the news. i'm a real news hound. from time to time high culture makes its way onto certain channels that i can get to, like arts & entertainment or old revival movies, and i watch them there. i expect that this latter part him him him of my viewing habits will be increased as i am able to get access to more and more chann
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